This is so totally last minute, but if anyone would like a chance to win 1/2 lb of supple, fragrant, lovely vanilla beans, Jayden’s Steamy Kitchen is holding a contest. Just go to the post, scroll down to the end, enter in the name and link to a great vanilla recipe and then leave a comment on her page.
Also, a PR rep for Reynolds sent me a couple of links related to the Handi-Vac. There is a chart that tells you the optimal duration for freezing certain foods and some tips for plan ahead meals and general storage. There’s also a funny little flash game you can play if you’re looking for some time to kill.